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Campy ErgoLever Question(6 posts)

Campy ErgoLever Question5ive
Jul 24, 2001 5:28 AM
As a Shimano STI user I'm curious... Does that thumb shifter on ErgoLever ever get in the way when you are on the hoods. Also on the hoods, is it hard to reach? (looks like you need to bend your thumb back towards your body to reach the shifter, true?). Thanx.
No, and No...Cima Coppi
Jul 24, 2001 5:51 AM
The small thumb lever does not get in the way thanks to Campy's brilliant design. The hoods are long, and the lever sits back toward the bar, and about 1/3 of the way down the brake hood. There is plenty of room to rest ones hand w/o the lever getting in the way. Also, its very easy to move shift that lever, as it feels light to the touch, and really does not put the thumb in an awkward position.

Consider this, the Ergo levers have been out about a decade, and the position of the shifting mechanism has not changed in that time. If there were comfort issues, Campy would have surely redesigned them.
Jul 24, 2001 7:17 AM
they work great...both from drops and hoods.
Thanx (nm)5ive
Jul 24, 2001 7:24 AM
I, too, thought the thumb shifter looked awkward. It isn't.bill
Jul 25, 2001 6:16 AM
When I put my hands around the Ergo shifters, I was really surprised at how easy it was. Of course, I was beginning to be seduced by Campy glam before then, but the feel and ease of the shifters sealed it. All that poser power, and it works, too!
I, too, thought the thumb shifter looked awkward. It isn't.Leroy L
Jul 26, 2001 6:38 AM
You bet it ain't - feels like it was made to fit my hands!